5 Oz-Approved 100-Calorie Snacks

Find out which low calorie snacks Dr. Oz recommends.

5 Oz-Approved 100-Calorie Snacks

While the concept of a 100-calorie snack is very tempting, not all snacks are created equal. As food journalist and author Mark Schatzker discovered, highly-processed foods will make you feel hungrier faster than nutritious fiber-filled foods. In some cases, certain snack packs can actually lead to people packing on the pounds, since these pre-portioned treats give the illusion of control and lead to overeating down the road. If you are looking for a healthy snack for minimal calories, follow our formula: protein + fiber and a bit of indulgence. Here are our five picks.

More: 100-Calorie Snack Cheat Sheet


Chocolate Almond Covered Strawberries

If you’re craving dessert, this is the 100-calorie snack for you. The almonds in this treat provide the protein, the strawberries provide the fiber, and the dark chocolate adds indulgence. Snack on these in between meals or enjoy them after lunch or dinner, just make sure to stick to two strawberries to not go over your calorie budget.

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Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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